8 reviews
  1. Town in Iowa
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
Data not available
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,696
National
$53,046
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%

    Buchanan Township Reviews

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    There are many highways that go right through Fairfield so in a way its quite easy to get around but the closest airport with international flights is in Cedar rapids which is about an hour and a half away. Parking is readily available all over town, and we have plenty of walking trails that people can use. Some parts of town do not have side walks but those aren't areas you would necessarily be walking in anyway. There is definitely no congestion since it is a small town.
    I would never choose to work in this town. Most of the available jobs involve serving in the restaurant business or supermarket chains which I am definitely not interested in being apart of. However, there are some factories nearby that have decent wages so if you are lucky enough to get hired there without a college degree then it isn't so bad. I prefer working in Iowa City.
    There is some variety in town due to all of the families that are apart of the Maharishi community. They started their own organic, specialty store that has a lot of interesting foods in it, and there are several excellent restaurants to choose from. I personally really enjoy the Pad Thai from the Noodle House.